ONLINE - Compassionate Warrior Training 2024
Building on the success of the last three years Vidyamala and team are looking
forward to once again offering this week-long training to become a warrior with a soft
and open heart. Drawing on both Satipatthana mindfulness teachings from early
Buddhism and Lojong mind training Bodhicitta teachings from later Buddhism, this is
a retreat designed for these times.
Thought leaders now speak in terms of the world being in a state of permacrisis and
polycrisis – multiple and on-going global challenges happening all at once. How are
we to respond?
The Buddha was clear that the only truly viable response is to cultivate wisdom –
seeing things as they really are; and compassion – allowing our hearts to break open
with love for self and others. The world desperately needs wise and kind individuals
and this retreat offers a powerful path of training for these extraordinary times.
Through presentations, guided meditations and small groups the retreat is designed
to help you walk the path of the compassionate warrior alongside others committed
to the same training and ideal. Let us come together for the sake of the world. It is
more urgent than ever.
The retreat runs from Sat 7th at 10.30 - Fri 13th at lunchtime.
7.30-8.30 GMT - Morning meditation (not Saturday)
10.30 -12.30 GMT - Morning session
15.30 - 16.15 GMT - Afternoon session (not Friday)
16.30 - 17.15 GMT - Groups (not Friday)
19.30 - 20.30 GMT - Evening session (not Friday)
Sessions will be recorded and available for catch up on YouTube if a session is missed during the retreat.
*Discussion groups meeting daily to connect and talk about your meditation and awareness practice, are available. If you would like to join a group, please indicate this when booking. You will need to commit to attending all the group sessions to join a group. It's fine to join the retreat for all other sessions without participating in groups. *
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